To the disappointment of many, UFC stars Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman tested positive for banned substances in their post fight drug tests for UFC 153. Bonnar, who lost to Anderson Silva in the main event, tested positive for Drostanolone an anabolic steroid. Herman, who lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the co-headliner, got popped for marijuana metabolites.
The UFC released this statement this afternoon about the situation:
Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman tested positive for banned substances following their bouts at UFC 153. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. Both fighters have admitted taking the banned substances and have orally agreed to suspensions. Once the suspensions have been reduced to written agreements, the results of their tests and the agreed upon suspensions will be sent to the Association of Boxing Commissions official record-keeper so other jurisdictions will be on notice.
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